Former Straight Edge Society member and Mae Young Classic competitor Serena Deeb has officially joined the WWE Performance Center as a coach.
WWE.com announced the news today, and has also published the following interview featuring Deeb speaking about joining the WWE PC and her new role in the company:
WWE.COM: What exactly will your role be in the Performance Center?
SERENA DEEB: I will be a coach for the female talent, and obviously, alongside Sara Amato for the first little bit and helping to groom the next generation.
WWE.COM: Is the ultimate goal that you will be teaching your own class?
DEEB: I believe that is the goal, yes.
WWE.COM: Getting back to the Performance Center, can you tell us how the offer to coach came about?
DEEB: Sure. The offer presented itself initially almost a year ago. It was pre-Mae Young Classic. I knew of the tournament and was aware of it, and then I was contacted by the company to see if I had any interest in being one of the talent in the tournament, but it was also coupled with the idea of potentially coming in as a coach following the tournament. The tournament was the first stop on the tracks, and following that, I came back in a week in the fall for an official coaching tryout, and following that, it was pretty quickly offered.
WWE.COM: What exactly does a coaching tryout entail?
DEEB: It was really interesting! I was there for a week. A lot of it was shadowing the other coaches and seeing how everybody does it differently because everybody has their different flavors. Running classes, running drills and talking to each person. I did a lot of one-on-one, watching tape review and watching people’s matches back and offering feedback. It also entailed going to the Live Events and producing matches, giving feedback there as well, just kind of getting a feel for the whole system again because it’s been a while since I’ve been under these roofs.